seek (v.)

Middle English sēchen "go in search or quest of; strive for, try to attain," from Old English secan, seocan "search for; pursue, chase; long for, wish for, desire; look for, expect from," influenced by Old Norse soekja, both from Proto-Germanic *sokjanan (source also of Old Saxon sokian, Old Frisian seka, Middle Dutch soekan, Old High German suohhan, German suchen, Gothic sokjan).

This is reconstructed to be from PIE *sag-yo-, from root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (source also of Latin sagire "to perceive quickly or keenly," sagus "presaging, predicting," Old Irish saigim "seek"). The natural modern form of the Anglo-Saxon word, had it not been influenced by Norse, is in beseech. Related: Sought; seeking. 

By late Old English as "ask a question." Seek-sorrow (1580s) was an old term for "a self-tormentor, one who contrives to vex himself." Seek-no-further (or farther) as the name of a type of eating apple is by 1660s.

Definitions of seek
seek (v.)
try to get or reach;
seek an education
seek a position
seek happiness
seek (v.)
try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of;
Synonyms: search / look for
seek (v.)
make an effort or attempt;
She always seeks to do good in the world
He sought to improve himself
Synonyms: try / attempt / essay / assay
seek (v.)
go to or towards;
a liquid seeks its own level
seek (v.)
inquire for;
seek directions from a local
seek (n.)
the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk;